THE ROLE OF PLANT DESIGN IN THE LANDSCAPE ERGONOMICS OF THERMAL TOURISM AREAS: THE CASE OF EYNAL THERMAL SPRINGS, SIMAV-KÜTAHYA
The Role of Plant Design in the Landscape Ergonomics of Thermal Tourism AreasAbstract views: 58 / PDF downloads: 32
Keywords:Plant design, thermal tourism, landscape ergonomics, Simav, Eynal Thermal Springs
Tourism assets have an important place in the promotion and economy of the country. Thermal tourism, which is a type of health tourism, can be carried out in any period without any seasonal restrictions. Landscape design and landscape ergonomics of thermal tourism areas are important in terms of visitor satisfaction and comfort. The optimum properties of the plants that make up the plant design in thermal tourism areas directly affect the ergonomics of these areas together with all the landscape elements. This study was carried out in order to reveal the importance of plant design in the landscape ergonomics of the thermal tourism areas of Eynal Thermal Springs in the Simav district of Kütahya. 53 plant taxa were identified in the study area. Of these taxa, 64.1% tree, 18.8% shrub, 11.3% tree and 5.6% flower group. Bending, drying and maintenance deficiencies of the plants in the area were determined.